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Old 05-23-2006, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. i just got my 02 jeep about a month ago. just turned 16 so its pretty awesome. i was wonderin how do you change out the shifter knob. my friend said to just unscrew it but it seems to be on there pretty tight. cant even turn the knob. any ideas? also, what should i add to it? the jeep doesnt have running boards and only one pair of headlights. thanks

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Old 05-23-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum, and you have found the best site available. As far as changing your shifter knob, good luck. I have a 04 Wrangler, and the shift pattern is upside down. I have also tried to adjust the knob, with no luck. I don't know how it is fastened on there, and am afraid to break, or bend, it. Perhaps someone else has figured a way to get it off.

As far as what to add to your Jeep, is only limited by your finances, and imagination........lol. Also there are a few good places to start, depending on what you want to use it for, and how extreme you want to wheel.

Let us know how to spend your money, most of us are pretty good at it, especially when we are spending someone elses money.

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lol im kinda thinkin about doin some off roadin but mostly i just use it in the streets. i am kinda interested in ways to make it a little faster. 90 seems to be the max speed it can go. im also wonderin about good runnin boards and maybe a more secure console cuz im probably gettin a new head unit stereo and wouldnt want people to unzip the soft top and take it so easily
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:38 PM   #4
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Mine has a nut on the bottom side of the knob you have to loosen, then unscrew the knob. I don't know about the TJ, though.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:01 AM   #5
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Take a flat screwdriver and pop the shift pattern plastic out of the center of the rubber knob. There is a nut under there that you just thread off, but I don't remember if the knob itself is screwed on or not... Comes off really easily once you find the nut though.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:51 AM   #6
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when i removed mine on my TJ it broke the threaded part off of the shifter i just welded a bolt on that fit the threads of my new shifter. so my vote is.....just cut off the shifter and weld a bolt on like i did
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:52 AM   #7
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...As far as changing your shifter knob, good luck. I have a 04 Wrangler, and the shift pattern is upside down.
LOL, yeah my 04 has done that too. The first two years it slowly started turning clockwise and now it stopped for the last year or so after turning about 300 degrees. I know you can pop it out and realign it but that would be too much work.
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:36 PM   #8
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Take a flat screwdriver and pop the shift pattern plastic out of the center of the rubber knob. There is a nut under there that you just thread off, but I don't remember if the knob itself is screwed on or not... Comes off really easily once you find the nut though.
Awesome, now I can turn the shift pattern the way it is supposed to be. Thanks for the info, jeeperman.

I know it is a little thing, but I was also wanting to put another shift knob on it.
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:54 PM   #9
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jeeperman thanks for the info. puttin the new knob on today
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:22 PM   #10
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jeeperman thanks for the info. puttin the new knob on today
Kewl. What knob are you installing? Get pics! We like those!!!
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Kewl. What knob are you installing? Get pics! We like those!!!
Well maybe not today. The new knob is like a revolver cylinder with the ends of 6 44 mag bullets at the top. My friend gave it to me, but it seems pretty cheap, threads kinda got stripped
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:32 PM   #12
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welcome to the forum...I to am about to turn 16 in july and i just got my wrangler a couple months ago...so good luck!
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:02 PM   #13
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welcome to the forum. but one thing concerns me.. jeeps are not made for speed. i think id keep it under 90 lol. i mean most tires on suvs and trucks arent rated for speeds over i think its 105 mph or they can blow and that would be a bad deal at those speeds.
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No. Jeeps are not ment for speed. I made a 110mph run on a big hill in NM and she was shaking real bad and floating all over the place... It was scary as hell, but at least I made it up without using 3rd. For the shift nob- it is threaded like the lock nut under the pattern cover, I wish I could remember the thread pitch for you but its been a while. Oh yeah, welcome to the greatest Jeep forum on the planet, youll like it here.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:57 AM   #15
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No. Jeeps are not ment for speed. I made a 110mph run on a big hill in NM and she was shaking real bad and floating all over the place...
110mph! holy shit!
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Once you get the shift pattern cover off, just take a socket wrench to it, but I forget the size. Maybe 1/2 inch or 9/16. Once the nut is off, just pull the knob off. When you look for a new one, the thread patter for the 1997-02 is 10M x 1.5 thread
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Sorry, you just turned 16 and you're worried/concerned about going 90+ in a JEEP???

Are you wanting to make 17? If you want speed, get rid of the Jeep. Jeeps are great offroad, at lower speeds. For high speed, other vehicular options are out there. Nevermind the speed limits and the SERIOUS insurance hits you will take if you get a ticket going that fast at 16 years old.

I'm 38 and rarely get the Jeep over 75 on a 70 mph highway. Anything faster is begging for issues. I have a low, fast car for higher speed runs.

Driving fast takes horsepower. Driving slow and crawling over rocks takes skill. I'll take skill any day.

For the shift knob, remove the number shift pattern indicator. Loosen nut underneath. Remove knob.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:29 AM   #18
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Yea, as others have said, 90mph is probably not a great speed for a Jeep. Not exactly built for speed anyhow. Id suggest lookin into a budget boost (coil spacer lift) and some 31" mud terrain or all terrain tires if you only gonna see mostly road driving.
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:15 PM   #19
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Im also 16, and i wouldnt aimagine going 90 in my jeep, well of course that b/c im scared to hit anything, less about me getting hurt htatn it is about all the money i just paid!

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no but i dont even go ninety in my moms taurus

personally if i were you i would get a 2" BL 32's and some nice looking side steps along with a tuffy center console, and also not drive faster than 70
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ya and im 17 and wouldnt wont to go 90 in mine but thats cause it would take a year to get to that speed [2.5 4 cylinder] and i just wouldnt feel to safe about it in a jeep.

on the other hand when i had a air ride s10 i was pretty crazy in that thing. mostly cause i could make it comfortably sit about 2" above pavement and take intersection corners at 35mph without the tires even chirpin but i was on z rated so they could take it lol.

so in short leave the aggression for the lower, more street/strip worthy vehicles.
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if your lookin for somethin to kill yourself in leave the jeep outta it and get a crotch rocket. you can easly do well over 150 on one of those and when you crash you don't suffer YOU DIE INSTANTLY.
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:50 AM   #22
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+1, if ya like speed get a bike, but keep the jeep for cruzin and gettin dirty

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